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we're standing by to hear from president barack obama at the white house at any moment. we'll get to that soon. first, it could be happier on the gulf coast, which is usually backed right now. this year the oil disaster is keeping many visitors and their money away from the gulf. right away, let's go down to our john. >> in gulfshores, alabama. looks like there's no problem getting a prime spot on the beach this year. but that's not good news. >> reporter: that isn't good news. you can see around me, this beach is totally empty. we talked to life guards earlier today who say usually on the fourth of july they have gulf carts they drive around, they can't even move the golf carts on the beach. today you could have had golf cart races on the beach there's so few people. here in gulf shores they had closed the water. they didn't want people to go swimming. but all throughout the day we shot pictures down at the beach, down at the water.
people in there, people swimming. the life guards told us -- >> john, sorry. i wouldn't interrupt you but it was important. we have to get to the president. stand by, sir. as he said, go ahead. there's the president and the first lady you see in washington, d.c. let's listen in. >> on baffle of michelle and myself and the girls and beau, welcome to the white house and happy fourth of july. you know, all across our great country today folks are coming together, decked out in the red, white and blue, firing up the grill, having a good time with family, just like here today. now, of course, i'll admit the backyard's a little bigger here, but it's the same spirit. michelle and i couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate america's birthday than with
america's extraordinary men and women in uniform and your families. now, we decided to let you leave your uniforms at home for today. although i have to say i met a young corporal here who was wearing a black suit. and i said, man, it's hot here. he said, i'm sorry, sir, i know you're my commander in chief, but may grandma told me i have to wear a suit. you can't argue with grandma. but we do want all of you to relax and have some fun today. and that also goes for the leaders joining us today, including deputy of secretary of
defense, the generjim cartwrigh mike donnelly, coast guard commandant admiral robert pat, and the many outstanding senior enlisted officers who are here today. i want to acknowledge that my vice president, joe biden and his wonderful wife dr. jill biden, aren't with us because they are spending fourth of july with our troops in iraq. and i would add because of the honor and hoer rowism of our troops, we are poised to end our combat mission this summer, on schedule, thanks to many of you. now, this is the day when we celebrate the very essence of
america and the spirit -- they're coming. this is the day when we celebrate the very essence of america. and the spirit that has defined us as a people and as a nation for more than two centuries. even now all these years later we still look in awe of the spaul band of patriots who stood up and defied an empire to declare these united colonies are and right ought to be free and independent states. we're amazed at the debt to a founding generation that gave their blood, to give meaning to those words, pledging together their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. we celebrate the principles that are timeless, tenets first declared by men of wealth but
what gave rise to what lincoln called a new birth of freedom, civil rights and voting rights, workers' rights, women's rights and the rights of every american. on this day that is uniquely american, we're reminded our declaration, our example made us a beacon to the world, not only inspiring people to demand their own freedom from latin america to africa, from europe to asia, but even now in this time these ideals still light the world. 234 years later, the words are just as bold, just as revolutionary as they were when they were first pronounced. we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowd by their creator with certain inallenable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
these are not simply words on aging parchment. they are the principles that define us as a nation. the values we cherish as a people, and the ideals we strive for as a society, even as we know that we constantly have to work in order to perfect our union and that work is never truly done. the founders understood this. they are in that hall in philadelphia as they debated the declaration. john adams wrote to his beloved abigail, he predicted independence would be celebrated from one end of the continent to the other, from this time forward forever, but he added, i am well aware of the toil, blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, support and defend these states. so, today we also celebrate all of you, the men and women of our armed forces who defend this
country we love. we salute the united states army. including a soldier who served on more than 150 missions in afghanistan and after losing most of his arm in an incht ed attack completed a gruel i 26-mile run, inspiring all who know him and all of us, that's staff sergeant gabriel garcia. we salute the united states navy. and a sailor who excels in a job few can imagine but for which all are grateful, a commander of an explosive ordinance disposal
team in iraq, his nerve and steady hand his diffused countless bombs, lieutenant eric frandork. where's eric? we salute the united states air force. and an airman who during an attack on a vehicle in iraq that left her seriously wounded, directed medics to help another wounded american first and offered her own bandages to help save his life, that's captain wendy kosic. we salute the united states marine corps. and a marine who for his heroic
actions in afghanistan, exposing himself to enemy machine gunfire to help rescue his fellow marines was recognized with the bronze star for valor staff sergeant jonathan peal. and we salute the united states coast guard. including a coast guardsman who xanded the first u.s. vessel to arrive in haiti after the earthquake, helping pave the way for one of the most complex humanitarian effort ever attempted, commander durham. this is the spirit of which adams spoke so long ago. you are the men and women who
toil to defend these states. you are patriots. and you have earned your place among the greatest of generations. yet on this day we know that america's journey is not sustained by those in uniform alone. it must be the calling and cause of every american. so let us ensure that our troops always have the support that they need to succeed in the missions we ask of them, and that includes public support here at home. let us forge a national commitment to support our extraordinary military families, not just now, during war, but at have stage of your lives and thank -- thanks to michelle and joe biden for challenging us to do that. let us resolve as citizens to carry on the improbable experience that began more than 00 years ago. not simply declaring our principles but living them here at home. not simply celebrating our
union, but always working to perfect it. and here in a still young century let us renew a commitment to stand with those around the world who, like us, still believe in that simple yet revolutionary notion, that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inallenable rights. happy fourth of july, everybody. god bless all of you and all our men and women in uniforms and your families. and god bless the united states of america. and with that, let me turn it over to our outstanding united states marine band. ♪
♪ >> i love that song. is my mike open? yeah, it is open. sorry, can't tell, there's no light here. anyway, you saw the president, first lady and he said, god bless and men and women in uniform fighting overseas,ly second that, especially a day like today, fighting to our freedom. that's how this country was founded, wanting freedom. the president and first lady, including military families there in washington, d.c., to celebrate our independence. let me tell you real quickly what's going on there. about 120 people in total are going to watch from the white house, military troops from all five branches, includes families
of the fallen and deployed as well. entertainer, you can't make out who's on the balance cane but some of those, those are the highest ranking, but cedric the entertainer, the killers, brandi carlisle and the u.s. marine band. what's on the menu? hot dogs, grilled chicken, watermelon, grilled corn on the cob, potato salad, ice cream sandwiches, all appropriate for a day like today. a lot of people are doing that. as a matter of fact, i had my hamburger today. and i did not -- i didn't have -- i didn't have to go to a picnic because i'm working. i just went to a restaurant and had a burger on baffehalf of my independence. we have breaking news from jfk airport. i'm told a terminal there being evacuated, am i correct?
terminal one. due to a bomb scare. we are going to keep an eye on that. again, what is it? say one more time. this is what uabc is reporting that terminal one at jfk airport has been evacuated because of a bomb scare. we have crews on the way to the scene. we'll be checking with producers and reporters to see exactly what's going on at jfk airport. again, fourth of july, we're celebrating. we're keeping an eye on every major city across the country with fireworks going on and also the breaking news at jfk airport. lots of news, including ron paul who will join me. it can happen anytime.
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breaking news to report on cnn. perhaps it's good that i'm here because this is what our affiliate wabc has been reporting, terminal one at jfk airport evacuated just a short time ago due to a bomb scare. passengers and workers at airport confirm the terminal was evacuated. hazmat trucks are on the scene. we have a crew and reporters on the way to the scene.
as soon as we get more information on this breaking news story we'll bring it to you. make sure you keep it right here on cnn. we'll have the latest for you. in the meantime, michael steele is trying to climb out of the hole he has dug for himself this weekend. he is catching heat for some comments he made about the war in afghanistan during a fund-raiser on thursday. here it is. >> this is a war of obama's choosing. this is not something the united states actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in. >> well, today some influential republicans joined the criticism over those comments. >> i think those statements are wildly inaccurate. and there's no excuse for them. chairman steele sent me an e-mail saying that he was -- his remarks were misconstrued. i'm a ronald reagan republican. i believe we have to win here.
i believe in freedom. the fact is that i think that mr. steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the republican party as chairman of the republican national committee and make an appropriate decision. >> chairman steele needs to apologize to our military, all the men and women who have been fighting in afghanistan. this is america's war. it's not obama's war. he needs to refocus on electing candidates who can stop this rampage of spending in debt and washington. whether or not he resigns is up to other people, other than me. but i need to see him focused on this november election. >> so, other conservatives have called on steele to step down, like liz cheney and "weekly standard" editor bill crystal but you won't hear ron paul joining that drum beat. he's joining us via skype. before we misconstrue
everything, you are coming out in support of the comment, right? >> not in the entirety. i come out in support of chairman steele because i think it was overkill. he made a casual comment. all of a sudden people jump on him. we're not allowed to have a discussion? i like what he said. i like we're go-b to ask a discussion about the popularity of this war. it was obama's war, even though it was started during the last administration. obama said it's a good war. he's expanding the war. the american people aren't with him. they would like to see it ended and our troops come home. this idea that as soon as somebody has a discussion, even if it's not his discussion, people are clamoring for him to resign? i don't think that's quite fair. >> it seems like, you know -- i understand what you're saying. you want people to talk about the war. it seems like he wasn't factually correct. very little of what he said, if
anything, was correct factually in those comment. he came back himself -- >> what i'm saying -- >> hang on. he came back himself and and clarified them. why are you supporting him for comment he had to clarify? >> i didn't hear his clarification. he wasn't making a policy statement. if he came back and said, i'm not just stating policy, that is not exactly my position -- >> but he wasn't telling the truth. >> pardon me? >> he wasn't telling the truth. >> well, i think you're not telling the truth right now yourself. >> he said that this war -- he said that this war was started by -- or basically saying the war was started by the obama administration. >> no, he did not say that. >> let me finish. no one wanted to go into this war. in fact, when we went into the war, most of the country supported it and it was started, again, under president bush. post of what he said if not all of it was not factually correct. >> he's saying politically this is obama's war.
i thought obama was more hawkish on this war than mccain because he was calling for increasing troops in afghanistan before the republicans were. i think in many ways, at least politically, this is obama's war. and it is a political issue. the republicans really suffer from the fact that the iraq war continued for so long and hurt us at the polls. so, i think republicans ought to have a right to at least say that maybe this war isn't going well and not blindly support every single thing that is being done. and then all of a sudden, if an individual does -- you know, people accuse you, oh, you're unamerican, unpatriotic. you know, they pile on and then they pressure somebody like steele -- like chairman steele he has to back off. he didn't have a policy statement. he was merely making a casual statement. when he said, for over 1,000 years, and even longer, nobody's been successful in invading afghanistan, he is telling the
truth. >> well, hang on. >> that is not a lie. >> you have to let me get in there because i want to go through more subjects. let me jump in every so often, congressman. you have questioned republicans who want steele to resign over this. in fact, this is what you said, and i have to ask -- you said, i have to ask myself, what is the agenda of the harsh critics demanding this resignation? why did they support nancy pelosi and barack obama's war? what did you peen by that statement? >> they're running for foreign policy. republicans don't have anything to do with foreign policy. they demanded increase in troops. they are the ones pursuing this. it's not going very well. as a matter of fact, it's going very poorly. we've been there nine years. the evidence is not very good that we're going to have a military victory. as a matter of fact, the military and the politicians don't even seek a goal of military victory. they're hoping they can get a political victory. that is the goal. what are we doing? i mean, are we there?
the al qaeda's not there. there's a -- there's probably 100 or so, according to the cia, just reported last week, that they're probably in pakistan. if we chase them into pakistan, they're going to go to yemen. it's a fruitless venture and deserves a discussion. and if the chairman of the party actually relates he has a little doubt about this, i think it's very healthy and he shouldn't be called to resign. i mean, that is -- >> the chairman of the party and you seem at odds with what most people in the party, especially high-ranking republicans feel about this war and about these comments. do you -- what do you make of that? are you feeling the pressure from that? >> no. i think they may be feeling the pressure of the american people who agreed with me. of course, i'm a stickler for the constitution and limited government and the way we go to war. and that i think the american
people, by large numbers, are now with me on this. so, i just don't think that people should be closed out. it certainly wasn't necessary for michael steele to resign over this. he's clarified his statement. that's fine and dandy. >> we have to go to a break in a little bit, congressman. i want to ask you, if you were -- if conservatives weren't feeling so positive about what might happen in november, do you think would even you be calling for michael steele to resign? do you think the drum beat would be even louder? >> i have no idea. i can't interpret it for them. all i know is for them calling for him to resign means that they don't think about november. that was one of my points in my statement. why do thi now? why call for resignation when the republicans are doing well? why do they want to divide us now and say, let's have a big fight over michael steele? that's not good for the party.
we're doing well. we're inwinning elections. the momentum is our side and nothing wrong with a debate on this issue because the american people will welcome it. people generally vote for the peace candidate. they voted for obama because he came across more for peace in the last election. and george bush in the year 20 00, he was the peace candidate. he says, no nation-building, no policing the world. he won the election. i would say it's a very popular tradition. a traditional republican position. to say that a person, just because he hints he might be sympathetic to this that he has to resign -- >> no doubt the republicans will use one way to say it's okay. the democrats will use it against him. we shall see. most of all, i want to thank you for coming on and taking time out on a fourth of july. >> you're welcome. >> it's an important holiday for our country. thank you. i want to tell you that our mark preston is standing by to weigh in on the steele situation, what ron paul just said and we'll go to him next.
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listen, we're following breaking news at jfk. we'll have a report from susan candiotti in a moment. but we want to continue the conversation about ron steele. our senior political editor, mr. mark preston. you heard ron paul. what do you make of what the congressman had to say? >> well, you know, this is something we've heard, don, from ron paul for many years now. he really has this idea and this theory that the u.s. should not be policing beyond our borders, we should not be overseas. we have seen him say that certainly in the last couple years when he was running for president. so, i'm not too surprised ron paul came out in support of michael steele's original comment regarding afghanistan. >> who is he speaking for here, though? >> you know, ron paul has an eclectic group of followers, a
fervert group of followers. he has a strong following. when you talk to ron paul about his followers and the about the afghanistan war, the iraq war, he'll say the young people don't want to be there. by and large, he's probably right about that. >> yeah. the interesting thing, though, is that, you know, when he says it's obama's war and michael steele even came back and corrected himself -- or clarified, ish should say, clarified, saying it was obama's strategy, but most republicans, you know, feel that afghanistan is an important war, to support the troops and what have you. our most conservatives, sashd i should say, not republicans, most conservatives. it's interesting to hear what he had to say and how ron paul characterized this for himself. let's talk about michael steele, the subject of this matter. how much trouble is he in? because as you heard ron paul say, you know, the republicans need him right now, especially considering what's going on in november, the party needs him, how much trouble is he in? >> look, he's in trouble because it's embarrassing.
he has caused a level of frustration within the republican party. among conservatives by some of the things he said over the past 18 months or so of his tenure. certainly this afghanistan quip doesn't help at all. the fact of the matter is, don, it would be very hard for republicans to remove him from his position, certainly four months before -- >> very hard but is is it impossible? is it likely? that's probably a better way of putting it. >> let me say this, nothing is impossible. i didn't think that trent lott would be removed from his top job as republican several years ago for the comment he made about strom thurman. look, right now, don, it would be very, very hard for him to get knocked out. the question is, will this neutralize and will we not hear very much from steele? will he keep his head low? a lot of republicans hope he does. >> appreciate it. thank you, sir. >> thanks. want to get back on our breaking news. we're getting more information about the evacuations at jfk.
weave been telling you about breaking news at jfk airport. one of the terminals shut down. joining us, susan candiotti. she's been investigating this. >> it appears it will soon be all over with an all-clear sign. that's the good news. this how it went to down a according to port authority spokesman at jfk. he said about 5:30 that an anonymous woman called in a bomb threat to the terminal. just before that, one of the port authority officers noticed an unattended piece of baggage sitting in the very same terminal, terminal one. they said in an abundance of caution, they thought they would evacuate the terminal. the phone call, they don't think is anything. the bag was cleared. and so they figured that they probably have the whole thing over with probably in another 50 minutes or so. >> we're getting tweets and people saying, we're okay, we're on the tarmac but it's been shut down.
this san ireport outside of jfk terminal shut down about 5:40 for a bomb scare. probably because of the two thing together -- >> you can't take any chances. they thought, okay, the caller, frankly, it's not the first time they got a call like this. they happen. but that combined with a bag was enough to say, let's not take any chances here. let's get everyone out of here while we check things out. they immediately checked out the bag, that was easy enough to do. it was cleared. you know, frankly, i even talked to the new york bomb squad but unless they have something to actually look at there's no reason for them to go out there. >> that's good on this fourth of july. we don't need that on any day, especially this day because we're supposed to be celebrating independence and freedom. that curtails that. >> it goes to show you there are always people on the job who are trying to make sure we're safe. >> thank you. national correspondent susan candiotti. appreciate it. do you remember this guy? take a look at him.
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want to check our top stories. the cancer specialist whose expert opinion led to the release of the lockerbie bomber is chaking his tune. he said he could live another ten years. the release last august caused international outrage. britain said it was based on humanitarian grounds that the bomber only had three months to live. he's still alive and living in libya. the bombing of pan am killed all
aboard. agents found this camouflage submarine in the jungle along the border of ecuador and columbia before it's maiden voyage. it is 100 feet long, diesel powered and even air conditioned. the dea says it could smuggle tons of cocaine. a sophisticated sub like this could have evaded ecuadorian and u.s. patrol boats eventually delivering cargo to the u.s. folks who live along the gulf coast are going without a lot this summer. and now add fourth of july fireworks to that list. dauphin island, grand isle, louisiana, canceled shows due to a lack of money and the oil disaster. the owner of one gulf marina said he canceled his show because of concerns that sparks from fireworks set over the water it could ignite the oil. thousands of very small critters are overtaking the big
apple and even some other places. you want to watch this, especially if you stay in hotel rooms or even at home. that may be the biggest problem. two new york clothing stores in popular trendy areas had to shut down this week because of bed bug infestation. hollister owned by abercrombie & fitch and then they got to the abercrombie & fitch store. experts say the real problem are in people's homes. you shouldn't be smiling. this is a serious problem, mr. hedges. thanks for joining us. >> certainly is. >> how big of a problem are bed bugs right now? >> 15 years ago it was really no problem in the united states. now it's been increasing ever since then. you know, we literally get
dozens of calls in our branches every week or month where we used to get none. across the country, it totals up to, you know, several thousand a year now. it's a serious issue. >> we know know it's very serious and we've been talking about new york city. they've been a-o the rion the r especially hotels. these are nice hotels across the country. so, it's not just here in new york city. this is across the united states. >> bed bugs aren't discriminatory. they'll feed on anybody. so, any hotel or, you know, is subject to somebody bringing or carrying bed bugs into it. >> they can't kill you, can they? they're just a nuisance. >> they cause a lot of itching, a lot of welts. unfortunate unfortunately, to date we know no disease bed bugs are associated with. >> you have some tips for people who are at home if they want to try to get rid of bed bugs or
sue express them. >> if you have bed bugs in your home or apartment, you probably need a professional company like terminex that's experienced in spraying for bed bugs. but if you are traveling, even a short trip once a year, and you stay at a hotel, you want to check your room. >> you want to go through this, check your bedboards and pat ress, hang your clothes, don't leave hotel draws, which i always do. and for same thing for the home, never pick up used furniture or mattresses left on curb or inspect vintage funt or antiques, wash in hot water secondhand clothing. that's a big tip. we think it happens in hotels or what have you but really a problem at home. i've had two friends that had bed bugs and both are physicians, very clean people.
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well, on this day when we all recognize how much we love our country, we're going to spotlight those who earn the right to be here, our naturalized citizens. today at george washington's mt. vernon estate, 10 1 new americans were born, so to speak. that is immigrants from 45 countries were sworn in after competing -- completing the nationalization process. proces. two of them join us right now. a new citizen who had his ceremony just this week at the carter center in atlanta, also with us. that is ross tulif who is british. he's american now. now he's a british-american. from mt. vernon ser moi ceremo.,
we want each of their unique stories. we want to hear them. lance corporal, first of all, congratulations to each one of you. i want to start with the lance corporal. tell us where you're from and why did you come to the united states? lance corporal, can you hear me? >> i can now hear you. >> you can hear me now. where are you from and why did you come to the united states? >> i'm originally from columbia. the reason why i came to the united states was looking for a better place to live and freedom. >> okay. how are you feeling at this moment? you know, just this morning you were not a u.s. citizen. and now look at you. >> i feel really proud. i feel like i belong more to this great nation, the united states. and i wear the uniform with pride more. and i'm glad to serve this
country as a marine. >> very nice to hear that on the fourth of july. emanuel, you're from -- we already said, you're british, right? what did you have to do to become a citizen here? tell us about the naturalization process. i'm sorry. tell us about the naturalization process. that was ross who was british. where are you from and tell us about this process. >> actually, i'm originally from france. and i've always wanted to come here ever since i was 6 years old. i wanted to come here. and i came in first time in '94. then i became -- i got the green card in 2003. today, july 4th, 2010, i became a u.s. citizen. and i'm very happy and very proud. >> you look like you're overwhelmed by it. when they swore you in, tell us the reaction. >> a lot of emotion. i was wearing my sunglasses, so you couldn't see the tears going down. but i was very emotional. especially listening to the national anthem and being sworn in. it was really emotional. it was just -- it was just an
amazing day today. >> yeah. as someone who was born here as a citizen, doesn't really have to go through that, you don't feel that feeling of becoming a citizen and going through that ceremony. ross, you know, now, you're a bit different. because you're still -- you're still a british citizen. or citizen of the uk. so what was this process like for you? did you find it easy? did you find it hard? were you emotional? what? >> i don't think it was neither easy or difficult. i think it was time consuming. as well as fairly expensive. i've been in this country, originally came over on a work visa. then i got a green card. then finally citizenship. so it took about nine or ten years also. but it was more complex, the whole process of going through it than easy or hard. >> i got this especially for you, ross, from one of our producers here. i'm going to call her up. valerie said, i think this would be a great question, don, for you to ask ross. if the u.s. and england play in another world cup match, who are you going to cheer for?
>> well, if the england team continue performing the way they did in this world cup, then i'd vote for any other team. hopefully the next time the england team is a bit stronger. i'll pass on the answer to that. >> oh, wait a minute now. you just became a u.s. citizen and you're going to pass. you're going to still vote for the brits? come on. >> i'll vote in the next federal election. >> not vote for the brits. still root for the brits? come on, man. i got to ask you this, lance corporal. do you think in many ways, kind of referenced this a little bit earlier, do you think most u.s. citizens, people who are born here, do you think we take our citizenship for granted a bit? >> it depends on the person. because sometimes they do care about the country and they want to learn more about it. but a lot of the people, the u.s. citizens, they don't realize the process that we have to go through just to get our citizenship. and, like, once they, for example, take the practice test, they're going to see that it's
kind of hard. we study a lot. we take a lot of effort to put into it. >> yeah. emanuel, do you think this will change your life at all here? if so, how? >> oh, yes. most definitely. first of all, i'm going to be able to vote. which i think it's a privilege. and i'm going to be able to be more involved in my community. you know, being a citizen opens a lot of doors. and i'm just very proud and happy to become a citizen today. thank you, america. >> yeah. what do you think about our system, though? i hate to ask people are you going to be a democrat, republican, independent. it's like asking someone who they're going to vote for. it's kind of a personal thing. have you thought about that at all? i'll start with you, emanuelle. if you're going to register at all? >> i'm actually in the package. we got registration to vote. i'm going to register. you know, may the best win. >> you don't want to say. all right. lance corporal, real quickly, you thought about it?
made a decision? >> i'm going to register definitely to vote. i'm going to get involved more with the country. i'm just going to be, like, pay more attention to the politics. try to pick my own party because i still haven't picked one yet. and, like, learn more about the political parties, the democrats or the republicans. i'll make my decision afterwards. >> ross, finally to you. we have to run. have you decided? >> i'll also be involved in the election process. hopefully i won't be canceling out my wife's vote. i'll certainly listen to what the parties are standing for and make an informed decision at that point in time. >> ross, there's your certificate right there. ross, emanuelle, lance corporal, congratulations to all of you. >> thank you. michael steele has done it again. the resigned chorus for rnc chair gets louder from his own party. could his latest slip of the tongue be the one to cost him his job?
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